Calling all local journalists. APME’s NewsTrain workshop is coming to Austin on Aug. 22-23. Registration is open at $75 per person for two full days of training — including continental breakfast, box lunch and snacks. The sessions will be at the University of Texas in Austin. There are also discounted hotel rooms available nearby for $95 a night. And qualifying journalists, journalism students and journalism educators can apply for diversity scholarships to cover the $75 registration.
Learn more about video storytelling, data journalism, viral content and change management at NewsTrain in Austin on Aug. 22-23. Registration — just $75 for two full days of training — is now open at You can also get information there on a discounted hotel rate and diversity scholarships for the workshop at the University of Texas.

Your instructors are:

  • Linda Austin, project director for NewsTrain. She will help you create more time for watchdog reporting with a proven technique called beat mapping.
  • Meg Downey, former managing editor of The Tennessean in Nashville. She will offer techniques for planning and coaching content across platforms and for managing and surviving change in the newsroom.
  • Kathy Kieliszewski, director of photography and video at the Detroit Free Press. She will introduce you to efficient video story forms for digital platforms and provide tips to shoot more effective video on your smartphone.
  • Paul Overbergdatabase editor for USA TodayHe will demystify data journalism, including directing you to data and documents in your community that will translate into enterprising stories.
  • Shazna Nessa, former deputy managing editor of editorial products and innovations at The Associated Press. She will help you apply the research on what makes content go viral and also get ready for the next big disruptive changes in news.

To register, go to email Teresa Cooper, NewsTrain program assistant, for group registrations.